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Starry Night Barbie

Barbie meets art for the new 2011 line of Fine Art Barbies featuring gowns inspired by Van Gogh, Da Vinci, and Klimt. For the girl who already knows she’s highbrow. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: This Is What A Life-Size Barbie Looks Like

  • This is what the proportions of a life-size Barbie doll would look like. She’s made by anorexia survivor Galia Slayen and stands 6 feet tall with a 39″ bust, 18″ waist and 33″ hips. Barbie wears a size 00 skirt that Galia used to wear when she was sick from her eating disorder. This year, Galia displayed Barbie at her school, Hamilton College, during its first National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. [MSNBC]
  • California’s state Senate passed a bill yesterday that would mandate public schools’ history classes teach students about gay, lesbian and transgender icons. (FWIW, Asian/Pacific Islanders and people with disabilities would also be required in the curriculum.) [The Week, San Fransisco Chronicle]
  • France may make it illegal to pay for sex, in order to criminalize clients of sex workers. Proponents of such legislation say it will help sex trafficking victims, who they claim account for 80 percent of sex workers. [Guardian UK]

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Barbie And Ken Are Back Together

Thank you, Cupid, for this Valentine’s Day miracle. After breaking up in 2004, Barbie and Ken have decided to get back together. Yesterday, Barbie, who apparently has a Facebook page even though she’s made of sculpted plastic, wrote a status update that read, “Who knows … maybe I’ll have a Valentine this year.” Then this morning, she changed her status to “In a Relationship.” Keep reading »

Dr. Phil Tells Mom To Not Let Son Play With Barbies

Dr. Phil doesn’t want your son to be “confused” — especially if “confused” means “gay.” Not that one of America’s most prominent psychological experts (thanks a lot, Oprah) comes right out and says being gay is bad. The gay and lesbian blog Queerty points us to DrPhil.com, where he kindly suggests a mother “direct” her son away from the clothes and toys “for girls” to which he is gravitating. “Don’t buy him Barbie dolls or girl’s clothes,” he writes. “You don’t want to do things that seem to support the confusion at this stage of the game …Take the girl things away, and buy him boy toys.” Keep reading »

Serial Killer Barbie

I always knew Barbie had a dark side. Mariel Clayton explores Barbie’s evil alter-ego in her doll dioramas. [The Daily What]
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“Genuine Ken” Looks Scary Bad


I love me some bad reality television, but, as we suspected when it was announced, the new Hulu series “Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend” is just too bad. Let’s recap the trailer here, shall we? Whitney Port hosts as eight Ken-testants (personally I’m routing for Compassionate Ken) compete in weekly challenges to win the title of Great American boyfriend. The winner, like the doll, will be the man who proves he possesses all the qualities that make him the “ultimate boyfriend for every occasion.” While this concept is obviously airtight, the trailer raises a few important questions. Do these men have actual wieners or just plastic crotches? Is there a real-life Barbie waiting at the end … who does Genuine Ken become boyfriend to? And most importantly, who decided to hire Whitney Port? How did they manage to pick a host less interesting than an actual Barbie doll? [Genuine Ken] Keep reading »

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